What is Type B waterproofing?

What is Type B waterproofing?

Type B Waterproofing refers to any integrated waterproofing system that results in the property/structure being waterproof by design. This will most likely involve a build of reinforced concrete aided by a waterproofing feature at construction joints e.g. hydrophilic waterbars or metal waterbars.

What is BS8102?

BS 8102 gives recommendations and provides guidance on methods of dealing with and preventing the entry of water from surrounding ground into a structure below ground level. It covers the use of: a) Waterproofing barrier materials applied to the structure. b) Structurally integral watertight construction.

What is Type a waterproofing?

Type A waterproofing systems are barrier membranes or waterproof coats such as bitumen which are applied directly to the building structure. The membrane can be applied inside or outside the building to prevent fee water entering the building.

What are the three types of BS 8102?

BS 8102 classifies three grades of waterproofing protection. Type A barrier protection against water ingress which is dependent on a separate barrier system, typically bonded sheet membranes, applied to the structure. Type B structurally integral protection against water ingress, which is provided by the structure.

What is the bs8102 code of practice for basement waterproofing?

The BS8102: 2009 Code of Practice for Protection of Structures Against Water from the Ground is a design document that takes you through the specification, design and construction of basement waterproofing systems. It outlines designs for protecting a basement against groundwater and matches it to an appropriate waterproofing method.

Can a contractor be legally bound by BS 8102?

Contractors are not legally bound by British Standards such as BS 8102 but, should there be a failure in the system due to shortcomings in the design, this is the ‘code of practice’ that would probably be referred to in any litigation proceedings.

Can you use bs8102 in place of code of practice?

This is reflected in BS8102:2009. This guidance document is aimed at providing a brief overview of the Code but should not be used in place of it. All those undertaking waterproofing work should retain and familiarise themselves with the full Code of Practice.